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Klay Thompson | Guard

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 205
College: Washington State
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Klay Thompson was one of six Team USA players in double-digits on Tuesday, scoring a game-high 20 points in a quarterfinals win over Slovenia.
Slovenia stayed close throughout the first two quarters, but Thompson made four 3-pointers and the U.S. used a 53-38 rebounding advantage to pull away in the second half. Team USA will return to action vs. Lithuania in the semifinals on Thursday. Sep 9 - 5:14 PM

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Klay Thompson lost five pounds this summer and doesn't expect his stint with Team USA to wear him down prior to the Warriors' 2014-15 season.

Thompson is down to 215 pounds and he said that he already feels more energetic. "I’m 24. I’m young. I shouldn’t be tired," Thompson said. "I’m not playing 40 minutes [with Team USA] ... And it’s a different style of basketball so I’ll be learning some things I can add to my game. I’ll be in great shape when I come into camp and be ready to go." He added that he thinks the Warriors can vie for a championship as currently constructed, but to do so they'd need Thompson to take his game to new heights.
Aug 24 - 7:14 PM

Klay Thompson has been working hard this offseason, and he is looking to take a "huge leap" in his development during his fourth year of professional basketball.

"I want to be great," said Thompson. "That comes with pressure. It comes with eyes on you. In year four, I’m looking to take a huge leap like I did last year... I’d love to be known as a guy who gets you 20 points and locks down the best offensive player." Thompson beat out All-Star guards Damion Lillard and John Wall for a roster spot on Team USA, and that is largely do the defensive effort he puts forth on a nightly basis. Klay provides elite 3-point shooting, and profiles as a solid mid-round target going into this year's fantasy drafts.
Aug 24 - 9:58 AM

Klay Thompson is reportedly "pissed" that the Warriors organization legitimately considered trading him for Kevin Love.

This is a much different tune than the reports back in June when Klay's father stated that Klay wasn't offended by the swirling trade rumors, but it seems that now Thompson isn't going anywhere he can finally voice his true opinion. Klay was a stud last year, finishing the season in second place for 3-pointers per game (right behind splash brother Stephen Curry) with 2.8 per game, to go along with 18.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists. With little change to the Warriors backcourt this year, one can expect Klay to again be a 3-point shooting machine, and he'll be a top-10 shooting guard heading into this year's draft.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 22 - 2:31 PM

Klay Thompson is expected to make Team USA, according to ESPN.com.

He hasn't been all that great at Team USA, but Thompson's shooting and above-average defense make him an asset. Klay would come off the bench while in Spain and shouldn't get a ton of minutes. He'll enter the season as a top-10 shooting guard in fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 22 - 9:10 AM

Klay Thompson is pleased with the Warriors' refusal to include him in a trade offer for Kevin Love.

An agreement is in place to send Love to Cleveland, and even an unlikely reversal in the Warriors' thinking wouldn't derail the deal. Stephen Curry said that Thompson handled the trade drama well, adding, "Those rumors come around obviously every summer with free agency and teams trying to get better ... [A trade] didn’t happen, and they’re keeping our core intact, so I know he’s pretty happy with how things turned out." Head coach Steve Kerr has already intimated that there won't be any large roster changes before Opening Night, and Golden State will rely mostly on internal improvements.
Aug 13 - 1:08 PM

Adding Warriors' shooting guard Klay Thompson in a package deal for Kevin Love will not derail the Cavaliers-Timberwolves agreement, according to Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press.

Minnesota reportedly prefers the Wiggins-led package to any deal involving Klay Thompson. Although there have been no indications that the Warriors are still in pursuit of Love, if this report is true, they are officially out of the running. Kevin Love will soon be a Cavalier and Thompson will have to prove the Warriors made the right decision.
Aug 7 - 2:42 PM

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry are both confident that Thompson will remain with the Warriors despite Golden State's involvement in Kevin Love trade talks.

Thompson spoke with coach Steve Kerr and said he "got the vibe" that he's not going anywhere next season, which meshes with reports that Golden State has refused to include him in trades. His sentiments were echoed by Curry, who said, "Every year there is some rumor in play ... But they've made a decision, at least it seems like they have, that Klay is an investment they don't want to give up." Both of the Warriors' young guards are vying for spots on Team USA during this week's training camp in Las Vegas.
Jul 28 - 2:30 AM

The Warriors are citing defense as the primary reason as to why they will not include Klay Thompson in a Kevin Love deal.

Thompson is able to take a lot of pressure off Stephen Curry on the defensive end, and in the proposed deals so far, Golden State wouldn't be getting defensive players in return. Kevin Love isn't a two-way player and it appears that Warriors management doesn't believe that adding Love while losing Klay will put them into the conversation for immediate contention. Stay tuned.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 20 - 9:01 AM

Klay Thompson's agent, Bill Duffy, is looking for a max extension for his client.

Thompson has just three years of experience, so a max deal for him would only be around $15.7 million for the first season, which isn't as high as it would be for Kevin Love. The Warriors have been hesitant to include Thompson on a deal for Love and may have lost ground to the Cavs.
Source: USA Today
Jul 19 - 9:41 AM

The Timberwolves would reportedly rather have Klay Thompson than Andrew Wiggins in a deal for Kevin Love.

The Timberwolves reportedly see Thompson as "more ready" to contribute immediately than Wiggins, however the Warriors remain firm in their stance that they're unwilling to part with Thompson. The Cavs too have refuted reports that they are willing to include Wiggins, and the Summer of Love remains at a standstill.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 18 - 2:01 PM

The Warriors reportedly remain firm in their stance that they will not include Klay Thompson in a deal for Kevin Love.

Even with the Cavaliers aggressively pursuing Love, the Warriors are not interested in sweetening their deal to include Klay Thompson. Steve Kerr and Jerry West are both strong advocates of Thompson, so it appears, for right now, Klay will be staying put in Oakland.
Jul 11 - 3:31 PM

Klay Thompson would be "thrilled" to play alongside Kobe Bryant in L.A., but he's also fine remaining with the Warriors.

Klay heading to the Lakers seems unlikely at this point, as the Timberwolves have let it be known that they would rather have Thompson than the Lakers' No. 7 pick in this year's draft, but it's interesting that Klay has remained silent on the prospect of playing in Minnesota. Thompson's name will continue to pop up in various trade rumors, but Warriors management views the young man very highly and he will be a difficult asset to pry away from the franchise.
Source: ibabuzz.com
Jun 23 - 3:45 PM

The Warriors will not be able to acquire Kevin Love in a trade unless they part with Klay Thompson, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com.

Apparently David Lee and Harrison Barnes are not enough to get the deal done. The Wolves seem prepared to offer Klay a max deal if they are able to bring him on board. Additionally, the Wolves reportedly want to get Klay and Barnes in a deal for Love. The Warriors are believed to be trying to work a third team in the mix and a deal could be done in the near future.
Jun 23 - 10:00 AM

According to Klay Thompson's father Mychal Thompson, Klay has not been offended by all the trade rumors involving his name.

"He’s got the right attitude," Mychal said. "He’s not getting personally offended by his name being rumored to go someplace. He understands that unless your name is LeBron James or it’s Kevin Durant, anybody could be thrown into a trade or talked about in a trade. So he’s got a professional approach about it." Klay's name will continue to pop up on the trading block until Summer of Love is behind us, but it's nice to know that he has a good attitude about the whole situation.
Source: ibabuzz.com
Jun 22 - 9:03 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
3Aaron Craft
SG1Klay Thompson
2Leandro Barbosa
3Brandon Rush
4Nemanja Nedovic
SF1Andre Iguodala
2Harrison Barnes
PF1David Lee
2Draymond Green
3Marreese Speights
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic